Scottish Government inverts tech procurement to help public sector buy ‘what you do not know exists’
The CivTech scheme starts with a problem, not a solution, and encourages public sector agencies to work with start-ups and entrepreneurs to develop ideas
Peter Davies, Canterbury City Council’s head of digital transformation, talks to Gill Hitchcock about cloud, SaaS, big data, and delivering 85% of services digitally by 2019
Littlefish boss Steve Robinson has worked in Whitehall as part of both an SME and a multinational. Here, he shares his insights from both sides of the fence
Industry body's public services programme leader discusses the 'cultural barriers' keeping SMEs out of the government IT landscape
Collation of performance-dashboard stats shows department is conducting almost all its transactions digitally, while other departments struggle to reach two thirds
Digital chief of gallery group discusses how technology is changing the way art is created and engaged with
Q&A: EY director on the dangers of disaggregation and why local government is innovating more than Whitehall
John Thompson explains how his firm’s government engagements are evolving, and why the trend of ditching IT mega-deals has created ‘its own rogues gallery of failed projects’
With the UK's rail infrastructure running at more or less full capacity, industry leaders tell Sam Trendall why data, automation, and new payment models are needed to keep the trains running on time
Interview: ‘We create a surplus that goes back into frontline services’ – ESPO lifts the lid on winning IT-procurement formula
The procurement leader of one the UK’s largest public buying organisations tells Sam Trendall about the important role organisations like his play in the government IT landscape
Three months after moving into the private sector, one of GDS’s most dedicated servants tells Sam Trendall about his proudest achievements, and how he will continue to help the government with its digital revolution
Interview: The Crown Prosecution Service's digital transformation chief on his 'user-centric' mission
A year into his role, Mark Gray tells Sam Trendall how digitisation has already got rid of millions of pages of paper per year, and what more can be done
Enfield Council’s lead technology adviser Rocco Labellarte says the authority’s chatbot is attracting international attention and is about to transform services and release resources. Gill Hitchcock reports
Social media, BYOD, and 'clicking the link' - public sector IT chiefs name their biggest security headaches
Government IT professionals discuss how to ensure they remain protected
Former No. 10 policy adviser Daniel Korski tells Sam Trendall about his plans to create an armada of UK tech players to compete with the best California has to offer – and why he needed to leave Whitehall to do so
David Best joined the Office for National Statistics two years ago and is, by his reckoning, a third of the way through an ambitious reform programme. He tells Rebecca Hill about heritage systems, culture change and thinking ahead
As it moves to a new £53m flagship campus, Ayrshire College has removed the distinction between IT and general-purpose classrooms. Sam Trendall meets ICT manager Brad Johnstone to hear more
Group chat services can make civil servants more efficient by reducing email overload. If government does not embrace them, it will lose out
A fresh look at data protection and backup best practice, particularly when it comes to ransomware.
"At the end of the day, the services are all the same, so if you’re doing bins from Shetland to Glasgow to the Borders, we all do similar services"
Fear around GDPR is being "hyped up by companies trying to sell solutions".
Sir David Norgrove, the new chair of the UK Statistics Authority, sees better use of existing administrative data as a way to bolster the nation’s understanding of itself without conducting original and costly research.
Last month's high-profile cyber attack caused chaos across much of the NHS, but some parts were unscathed. SA Mathieson explores why